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this is abc 7 hd, news, washington weekly. >> president obama and mitt romney took shots at each other. morning talk shows, politicians from both parties sounded off on the campaign. >> american people are asked this basic question. which canada is better prepared move the comedy -- the economy forward? overwhelmingly, they say president obama. think it will be about your account and your jobs, romney's swisst bank accounts. g to createhtin jobs, not democratic -- not democratic or republican cause. for red orghting blue states. i am fighting for the united states of america. [applause] i do not believe in just looking for businesses, workers, poor.esses, rich, or fou i will look out for everybody. >> i know you heard the president said something unusual this week. said, he said he cannot fix washington from the inside. that can only be done from the outside. we will give him a chance on november 6 to do that. [laughter] moreth canada's have a lot the biging to do before day. >> as the weekend got underway, romney delivered his much awaited 2011 income tax return show he paid abo
before the first presidential debate. >> most believe it will be a crucial night for romney. >> president obama and arrived today in nevada for three bang days of what campaign -- three days of what campaign aides are calling debate camp. >> i believe in you. i ask you to keep on believing in me. >> the president and romney will hunker down over the next few days as they huddled with senior advisers to prepare for the showdown in denver. in recent days, campaigns have been bending over backward to complement their opponents and downplay expectations. new jersey governor chris christie said a high bar for romney. >> this is the first moment when the american people can see these two guys by side, letting out their visions unfiltered. i think that will be a powerful moment for mitt romney. >> obama senior advisers said they are preparing. >> they have been practicing for months. i am sure they will have a lot of clever lines, but that is not the american people are looking for. >> abc news political analyst matt dowd says advisors are emphasizing style over substance. >> debates that have c
polls, but atth other polls,, polls go up, polls go down. >> this week on "inside mitt romney's ride. the fight for ohio. >> you may haveot noticed that there is an election going on. >> we are going to win in ohio. >> the foreign pololicy debate. >> i was pretty surgeon and ntinue to be certain ththat in the road. bumps >> "bumps in the road"? had an ambassador assassinated. rare bipartisan agreement >> did you guys watch that packers game last night? break. ve me a it is timeme to get the real re. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> it has been a rough couple of weeks for mitt romney. the president has opened up leads and a battleground states , wisconsin, florida, colorado. thewould have thought that of an ambassadorr libya, attacks on embassies would havele east, offed mitt romney a golden to reframe the he can seem to get their. politico began a piece on fririy us what the probl not clint etwood and chair, the 47% video, media bias mitt.co says it is judge for yourself. >> quite a guy. paul ryan, isn't that something? ryan! ryan! >> with a second
, ohio, pennsylvania and florida. another state to keep a close eye on is virginia and mitt romney will be here once again in springfield. both were in ohio. mitt romney going down the campaign trail continuing to make the economy topic number one. >> there are so many in our economy that are hurting. >> as i travel around ohio i do not see a lot of victims. i see hardworking ohioans. >> the president leads the 53% to 43% in ohio. in pennsylvania, the latest poll shows obama leading 54% to 42%. and in florida president obama leads a 53% to 44%. here in virginia one woman is reluctant to commit to romney. she says she may vote republican in the senate race but she was turned off by the mitt romney 47% remarke. >> what he said about 47% depending on the government, that is not true at all. >> this alexandria of voter. >> we have been losing jobs, but i think the mitt romney plan is superior to the president's plan. >> obama in the lead. there is a margin of error. romney campaign officials say they find fault with the quinnipiac poll methodology and believe the race is tighter. they
that the romney team is losing ground. today is all about foreign policy. mitt romney is speaking at the initiative, the d nations.at the unite olabanji is in the news from with the latest on both. mitt romney and president toma are speaking audiences in new city, both commenting on the middle east, including iran and syria. a lot of americans, including myself, are troubled by developments in the middle east. mitt romney took a serious issuesm stance on borders, especially in thelence and unrest east peace said that he struggling aid to nations in hopes that things there would improve. >> we will couple eight with investment and to empowers individuals, encourage innovators, and reward entrepreneurs. >> at the united nations, obama spoke about events in the middle east and film thatat the anti-u.s. protests. >> there are no words that the killing of innocents. his new video that justifies an attack on an embassy. -- there is no video that justifies an attack on an embassy. both parties know that issues are ones many voters will be paying to, but the economy is still number one. r
or break week for president obama and governor romney. hunk eering down, cramming for e big debate. what are the secrets to land the knockout punch? >>> peanut butter, a massive recall expanding tonight. we'll tell you which symptoms could spell trouble. >>> and, oscar stunner. the new host for the academy awards. not a movie star. why fans of the "family guy" are having the last laugh tonight. >> victory is mine! >>> good evening from "world news." and we begin with breaking news. an american airlines plane has been forced to land urn strannd strange circumstances. a whole row of seats shaken loose. passengers upended. and this is the second time seats have come loose and forced a landing in three days. so, what is going on? for the latest on what happened today, let's go right to abc's senior national correspondent, jim avila. >> 685, what can i do for you? >> roger. got an unusual one for you. >> reporter: no one can remember this happening before. not passengers, so rattled they didn't want to be identified. >> the seats flipped backwards and so people were essentially on the laps of
work. that's owhat obama's policies have done for women. welcome, daughter. [ romney ] i'mt mitt romney and i approve this message. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 breaking news. >> good evening. breaking news tonight. montgomery county. newschopper 7 right now rabe's cvs in gaithersburg. this is where a man walked into a store when a man was shot. he was shot multiple times and was rushed to the hospital. it is not sure where the shooting took place. an investigation is underway. we will keep you posted. we are on storm watch tonight. some late night showers. this is really the start of some wet weather out there. abc 7 senior meteorologist bob ryan will tell us. >> they were way out in west virginia. they moved to winchester. you folks about manassas now, those storms have been, rather than moving toward the north are moving toward the southeast. they are heading into fairfax county. it is a bit of lightning. nothing severe. from here on in they will continue to move towards length -- springfield alexa
romney. >>> midwest twister. an ominous sight through the autumn sky. the damage being assessed right now. >>> football fury. fallout ongoing from that blown call monday night. new questions. why were refs fired when lesser leagues are allowed to officiate one of the league's biggest nights. >>> and last dance. the first elimination on "dancing with the stars." why is everyone talking about the biebs? >>> good morning, everybody. good to be back. well, all roads on the presidential campaign lead to ohio today. president obama and mitt romney, both return for rallies in the battleground state. >> and it is great to have you back, rob. >> thanks. >> the stakes could not be higher, with the latest polls showing the president pulling ahead among ohio voters. abc's tahman bradley joining us this morning from washington with a preview. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, paula and rob. this is the first time in two months president obama and mitt romney will be in the same state at the same time. they're both holding rallies at the same time. giving a voters a sense of how crucial
and ipad paths. >> mitt romney and his running mate paul ryan in ohio. both campaigns in the state today. this comes as a new poll says president obama has an eight- point lead. >> tonight the president is in the news for a different reason. >> madonna took to the stage in d.c. why her comments have led to controversy tonight. >> plus, the outrage after the replacement officials. a former president ways into the matter. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> we are learning the story everyone is talking about. >> this issue even as the president weighing in tonight. >> a very heated. from being the buzz on twitter to the moment -- from the moment the game ended, to even politicians. the replacements in nfl has brought the nations together. -- nationthe final play of the game,there you have it. the officials should have called pass interference. instead, he fought for the ball. it appears he had it first but ruled a touchdown. >> i do not think it was a touchdown. i thought the pass was interceptedi thought the defender hit the ground before. >> give me a br
>>> this morning, it's crunch time. >> the pressure's on for the president and mitt romney, hunkering down today to prep for the first debate. and a brand-new poll shows who most voters expect to win in november. >>> ticketer shock, looking for the most popular things we buy. why a diaper supply shortage. >>> and open book. he realized his housekeeper's son was his. >>> and collision course, with a skateboard and a deer that comes out of nowhere. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm john muller. rob nelson is off this morning. >> and i'm paula faris. we begin this monday, the 1st of october, can you believe it? with a new abc news poll it comes just as the presidential candidates come out. >> tahman bradley starts us off from washington. >> reporter: good morning. it's hard to believe that the first presidential debate is on wednesday. mitt romney and president obama have been preparing day and night. with both men saying the other guy is going to do a better job. president obama and mitt romney start the week with a crucial showdown on wednesday at the first presidential debat
romney's companies were called pioneers in shipping us manufacturing jobs overseas. he invested in firms that specialized in relocatinatjobs to low wage countries like china. even today part of romney's fortune is invested in china. romney's never stood up to china. all he's done is send them our bs. i'm bara obamna and i approve this message. >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 "news at noon," on your side. this is a breaking news. >> good afternoon. i am steve chenevey. 3 ballou high school students are the hospital and jeff liu are more on the way to the hospital. those d.c. school students may have eaten bad apples while in class. -- four more are on the way to the hospital. we are learning more about the death of the giant panda cub. john gonzalez is at the national zoo to find out more about what happened. >> hard braking. mei xiang has been cradling a toy since she lost her cubs a female, and there were signs of abnormality in her liver. a somber day at the national zoo. this emotional visitor came with bamboo and a separate card. >> why the 6- day-old cub has died.
>>> this morning, new week, same attacks. >> mitt romney under growing pressure from fellow republicans as democrats launch a new ad about the 47% in key battleground states, but with weeks still to go, already talk about 26 and a clinton candidacy. >>> breaking news, scorching temperatures in the west, hundreds of homes threatened right now. >>> the grab, sure to heat up sports radio. patriots head coach bill belichick touching a referee. >>> and homeland is a home run at the emmys. the thriller with "mad men" as best drama, while "modern family" keeps its comedy streak alive. >>> good morning, i'm t.j. winick in for rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. the romney campaign reboots after mounting criticism from republicans at he's moving in the wrong direction. >> that's right, romney vows to spend more time with voters and less time raising money. abc's tahman bradley is following the campaign with just 43 days to go. >> reporter: mitt romney continues his battleground state tour in colorado today as he tries to rebound from a difficult week. national polls show the white ho
" [ romney ] my plan is to help the middle class. trade has to work for america. that means crack down on cheaters like china, it means open up new markets. next, we've got to balance the budget. you've got to cut the deficit. you've got to stop spending more money than we take in. and finally champion small business. have tax policies, regulations, and healthcare policies that help small business. we put those in place; we'll add twelve millio new jobs in four years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. come on, kids, we've got to go. [ knocking ] oh, no, i got to go. oh, can you make that to go? these days, nobody has time to get sick. but minuteclinic makes it easy to get well. our nurse practitioners can diagnose and write prescriptions for everything from strep throat to sinus infections with no appointment necessary, so you can feel better in no time. you guys want to go to the park? yeah! yeah! minuteclinic, the medical clinic in cvs/pharmacy. accepts united healthce benefit plans. find a clinic near you at minuteclinic.
. welcome, daughter. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. . >>> tonight on "world news." race against time. mitt romney gets the word ease in a slide in battleground states. what does he do today to turn it around and why is he showing up with bill clinton? >>> game over. was this the worst call ever? >> two of the worst calls at the end of a football game i can remember. >> players, fans up in arms. who are these replacement referees. find out what we learned today. >>> real money. are you losing tens of thousand of dollars. is the bank telling you what your home is really worth? how to get that money back. >>> and, look, no hands? has the jettison's car finally arrived? an announcement today, we'll soon be sharing the road with cars that drive themselves. >> go ahead much. >>> good evening. tonight we begin with the clock ticking and a candidate looking for a big move. 42 days to go until "your voice, your vote." and governor mitt romney shows him in a slide in two absolutely battleground states, ohio and florida. what is happening and how will he turn it around. davi
to the cheaters and make sure we protect jobs for the american people." mitt romney? tough on china? romney's companies were called pioneers in shipping us manufacturing jobs overseas. he invested in fis that specialized in relocating jobs to low wage countries like china. even today part of romney's fortune is invested in china. romney's never stood up to china. all he's done is send them our jobs. i'm barack obamna and i approve this message. >> the war of words over international relations intensified. president obama called the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya >> the president's comments come after mitt romney told abc news that he could not imagine saying like something like the assassination of the ambassadors is a bump in the road. stay with abc 7 news, we will have complete coverage on the race for president. you can always go to wjla.com and follow our facebook and twitter sites as well. >> many of you may have just watched the season premiere of dancing with the stars. >> will tell you why pamela anderson andis making headlines for what she is not doing off the danc
. as early voting begins, obama and romney adjust their closing arguments in the battleground of virginia. up close and personal new ads before their big showdown next week. >>> inside job. tsa agents are supposed to screen your luggage, so, how did our stolen ipad end up in this officer's home. brian ross with hundreds of tsa officers caught red handed. >>> and mona lisa mystery. you know the masterpiece. but could this be a second mona lisa? it was a claim that shocked the world today, so, we put it to the test. >>> good evening. diane is on special assignment this thursday. we're going to tell you about that in a bit. but we begin tonight with cyber warfare. the most extensive attack on american banks ever. launched from the middle east, hatching right now. citigroup, bank of america, wells fargo, u.s. bank corp and today, pnc. america's biggest banks, with millions of american families locked out of their accounts online. so, what does it mean for your money? who is behind it? how long has it been happening? officials across the government are tracking the attacks, working to keep them fr
out of the battleground states. president obama breaking away from mitt romney in key regions with just 41 days to go. is romney poised to lose a must-win ohio? >>> party animal. how about this startling new twist on children's parties. that's right. that's a five-foot alligator in the pool with 8-year-olds. it's just $175. why the man behind it says it's all good, clean fun. >> flaunting it. lady gaga responds to her critics about gaining weight, by revealing more than she has before. posing candid snapshots online. and opening up about her most personal struggle at all. could her opening up strange the way that young girls look at their bodies. >>> and good morning, everyone. robin on her medical leave today. glad to have amy robach here with us. >> thank you. >> a showdown at the u.n. just hours from now. thers president ahmadinejad, he's set to saturday the assembly, one day after president obama told the council that iran cannot get a nuclear weapon. >> this is his last address to the u.n. as president. we'll have moore on what we can expect from him. >>> we'll also from
be stretched even more under mitt romney. to fund his tax cuts for millionaires romney could take away middle class deductions for child care, home mortgages and college tuition. christie: mitt romney, he's so focused on big business and tax cuts for the wealthyhy... it seems like his answers to middle-class america are just...tough...tough luckck. >> it was another dramatic week in a georgia court room as a man defends himself in a murder trial. >> he is accused of a killing in 1995. the first witness has been called. >> jay korff has more. >> disturbing allegations. waseem daker is acting as his own lawyer cross-examining people who have accused him of horrendous crimes. it has been an emotional week of testimony. >> i am sorry that i have to ask that, sir. do you need a minute? >> this case revolves around the ex-wife of michael smith. daker is on trial for her death based on recently collected dna evidence evidence dakeer says -- daker says is not reliable. he was also jailed on an unrelated stalking charge. authorities say that he was so enraged that he killed smith. he was con
and governor romney. the first chance for voters to see the candidates side by side and what many say i a make or break opportunity for governor romney to try to narrow the gap in the polls. tonight both sides are in debate prep and both sides trying to lower expectations. and there was a notable exception, though, with one of romney's top supporters said on abc's "this week." it's "your voice your vote" abc's david kerley starts us off in washington tonight. >> reporter: mitt romney went to church but this sunday wasn't a day just for prayers. it's preparation. cramming by the candidates for their big debate. and republican chris christie made a bold prediction on abc's "this week." >> every time mitt romney has been confronted in this campaign with one of these moments, he has come through in the debate and performed extraordinarily well so i have absolute confidence thursday morning you'll shake your head saying it's a brand-new race. >> reporter: christie is way off the romney campaign script. they're trying to lower expectations. >> look, president obama is a very -- he's a very gifted sp
for president. both president obama and mitt romney have both stopped campaigning this weekend. cramming their facts and honing their one-liners. it's your voice, your vote, with just 37 days left until the election. abc's david kerley is with us here at the desk. good to see you. >> nice to be here. dan, this is a big debate. this is part performance, part policy. the stakes are always high. but for mitt romney, some are saying it's make or break. and for the president, leading in the polls, it's about not letting his challenger back in the race. president obama is in nevada this morning where he'll spend the next three days in debate camp. reportedly at this posh resort in henderson. and he heads into the debate with the latest gallup tracking poll still showing president obama holding a lead this morning, 6 points. >> this is the ball game for mitt romney. if romney doesn't do well in this debate it will be hard to get back in this race. >> reporter: both candidates have checklists. mitt romney has to avoid appearing detached. his to-do list, the three cs, show compassion, that he's c
more. >> mitt romney in colorado today to rebound from a week.ult polls say the white house race is tight with leading in the states that will election. romney slammed the president's record. " we cannot afford four more like the last four. that's why we will get a change finally in washington that the deserve. >> when romney arrives in ohio will be greeted by a ad of the obama attacking him for saying 47% of americans are the government and s victims.lves a >> doesn't the president have to worry about everyone? >> some in romney's own party worry the race is slipping away. a clear problem with cheerfulness, inability to focus ow--rent >> mr. obama and last night says biggest disappointment is he s not changed the climate in washington. >> i hope that after the smoke clears and the election season over, that the spirit of cooperation comes back. >> the president said if suggesting wey is war, in syria, so.hould say >> civil rights groups plan to a report today which says the new photo id laws,? citizenship requirements, and efforts to remove non-citizens voter rolls could stop 10
plans.fare ohio could be where the candidate -- one of the spend the day. mitt romney is falling behind in the polls. romney and obama will spend day campaigning in a state the election.ide the obama campaign will mitt for investments in e companies. >> you cannot stand up to china is send you have done them our jobs. >> the face-off in the buckeye e come with new polls that show romney falling behind. pointsp nominee is 8 pint behind in ohio and he is behind in florida as well. .his map shows the steep climb t ohio, romney would need everyk up virtually battleground state. l need to stay on message. not yesterday at an ohio speaking about obama.nt >> one thing he did not do, i admit, is raise taxes. flexed for months the republicans have been accusing obama of raising taxes and they admit. romney recently f the country the government. his wife admitted the tape has campaign a headache. it is frustrating because you message out to about the 100%. >> the next major phase of its the first presidential debate. sides are lowering expectations. romney concedes that romney is speaker and the
in the romney campaign. responding to his critics romney promises to spend more time with voters and less time raising money. s aggressive strategy started with this campaign appearance last night in denver with the election. it is just seven weeks away. some republicans are worried romney's campaign is moving in the wrong direction. >>> the obama campaign has launched its first campaign ad using romney's comments about the so-called 47%. it's running today in ohio has romney and running mate paul ryan are getting ready to kick off their bus tour. the ad says romney should stop attacking others on taxes and come clean on his own. >>> turning overseas, the search has resumed for six climbers missing after a deadly avalanche in nepal. at least nine people were killed on mt. montaslew. one of the highest and trying to recover all the bodies. ten survived and had to be flown to the hospital. many of the climbers were from europe. >>> in southern california crews are battling two dangerous fast-moving fires. the flames threaten 200 homes in riverside county and not far away from san diego county, a
and i approved this message. [ mitt romney ] there are 47% of the people who will vote for the esident no matter what... who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a respsibility to care for them who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, thousing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they shohould take personal responsibility and care for their lives. >> 7 is on your side with a honda recall. honda is recalling 573,000 accords from 2003-2007. they have a defective power steering hose. the new part will not be available until 2013. >> if you are afraid your children watch too much television according to a new study, you are probably right. >> the problem could be worse than you think. we have the big picture on the small screen. >> children love their cartoons, and there are plenty of programs that help them learn, but a new study published in the journal pediatrics sa
could be the biggest moment of this presidential campaign. and mitt romney, now speaking out about the first debate and what he needs to do. we're going to take you inside the candidates' intense cramming sessions this morning. >>> kate's new horror. a new round of embarrassment for the royal family. nude photos published of kate middleton. this time, completely nude. the palace's reaction this morning. >>> and the leap. caught on tape, a 71-year-old man jumps from a burning building, straight into the arms of his neighbors. this morning, we're going to hear from the jumper and from the men who saved him. >>> and good morning, everyone. we have a lot of news to get to this morning. arnold schwarzenegger, answering more questions about his betrayal of maria shriver, his wife of 25 years. we have him on the hot seat and more details from his explosive, new book. >> a lot of people are wondering why is he talking? we'll get to that. >>> also, we'll look at the teacher charged who hired a hitman to take out a fellow teacher. we're going to speak to his co-teachers this morning, to see
. but the race for the white house. "your voice your vote" just 43 days before the final vote. and mitt romney working to pull his campaign out of a september slump as president obama with politics here in new york. jake tapper is here this morning. jake, the dants were combat dif on "60 minutes." >> that's right, george, they're entering a few phase of the debate. the candidates are looking for any edge to knock the other on its heels. >> reporter: mitt mney barn-storming battlegrounds, colorado, ohio and virginia, trying to regain momentum lost after a tough week on the trail. on the campaign trail overnight, romney was asked why he was trailing in so many battleground states. >> i think that the president's campaign has focused its advertising and in many cases on very inaccurate portrayals of my position. he's trying to fool people into thinking that i think things i don't. that ends, i think, during the debate. >> reporter: when he lands in ohio, tuesday, a brand-new campaign will greet him, for the comments he made describing 47% of the country is irresponsible. >> mitt romney attacked 4
of this time was debate prep. he'll practice more this weekend. mitt romney already holding mock debates. and look at this tonight. do you remember this face? the question from this voter? it was a turning point in a debate from years ago and when you hear her, you'll likely remember it. tonight, how both campaigns are trying to avoid debate pitfalls. >> we will win ohio. >> we've got to win in virginia. >> reporter: after chasing each other through the same states, now, they're preparing for the same stage. the president heads to nevada for debate prep. rom flee, holding mock debates. and tonight, in an effort to lower expectations, each campaign lavishing praise on the other guy. a senior romney adviser writing "president obama is a uniquely gifted speaker and is widely regarded as one of the most communicators." the obama campaign saying that romney will be disciplined and aggressive, pointing to the 20 debates romney had in the primaries. as we said before, debates can hinge on one moment. >> how has the national debt personally affected each of your lives and if it hasn't, how can y
and fans flooding twitter overnight. >>> mitt romney, heading to another must-win state today. facing tough questions from our david muir about that video and disappointing, new numbers. >>> air scare. hundreds of passengers bracing for a crash. a critical problem with the plane's landing gear. but then, a miracle. >>> and is one of the 20th century's enduring mysteries about to be solved? police planning to dig up a suburban driveway in the search for jimmy hoffa. >>> good thursday morning, everybody. we begin with the big, breaking news. the nfl and its referees have struck a deal, ending that lockout that put substitute refs in the game. >> now, the two sides finally settled after a controversial play turned the labor dispute into a national punch line. we begin with abc's tahman bradley. >> a deal is done. >> reporter: regular nfl officials return to work tonight, after their union and the league reached a tentative agreement to end the lockout that began in june. >> the replacement officials will be replaced. >> reporter: the officials union still needs to approve the eight-year deal.
children. we i'm barack obama and i approved this message. [ mitt romney ] there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what.. who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responbisibility to care for them who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about thospeople. i'll never convivince them they should take personal responsibiliby and care for their liveses. >> welcome back. great day to be outside and just breathe in that fall air. refreshing. >> very refreshing. low humidity. a great morning for the 5,000. >> look what we have. a pair of boxers. >> not every day i bring a pair of underwear to the set here. it's for the event the underie 5,000. part of the alliances battle against colon cancer. you see many participants out there today. he did say that they raised about $50,000 in this 5-k today. luckily the weather was perfect for it. yo
the campaign trail. you see mitt romney right there. it's all about ohio right now. mitt romney behind. he's got to come back. and take a look at this picture. mitt romney like we've never seen before. that was when he was in france as a missionary. remembering his love back home. >> all the way back from the 1960s. >>> also, a real scare in the air. look at this picture. landing gear turned the wrong way. the jet with 190 people onboard, just moments from touching down. why some are calling that landing a miracle. >> happened right here. really was amazing. >> really scary. glad everyone's okay. >>> also on the show, an abc news exclusive interview with j.k. rowling. her new book has been top-secret until now. we'll hear her read it aloud this morning. not an adult novel. a novel for adults. >>> let's get to the headline football fans have been waiting for. the nfl and nfl referees union, reaching a contract agreement overnight, ending that three-month lockout that had replacement refs calling the shots. the official referees will be back on the field tonight. and john muller is here with
could be a make-or-break first debate for mitt romney. abc's david muir is just back from traveling with the romney campaign. he's here with us now, for an inside look at how both campaigns are preparing for the showdown. >> reporter: this is always fun and predictable. both sides are already trying to lower expectations. the obama campaign arguing in five of the last six debates, the challengers were perceived the winners. romney's had a lot of practice. as you'll see, the romney camp, painting the president as a master orator. through ohio and virginia, this morning, a shift to that crucial first debate. overnight, a senior adviser to the romney campaign, sending a memo to romney surrogates. setting expectations low. saying president obama is a uniquely gifted speaker. and is widely regarded as one of the most talented political communicators in recent history. the governor had the same with us. >> he's a brilliant orator. >> reporter: romney will practice again this weekend. the president will travel to nevada this weekend for three days of prep. senator john kerry will play mitt
, or another uniformed background. is an honor to be here you. >> mitt romney is behind in winning amongs veterans. a massive block of 800,000 often reliable voters. more and more people are waking up. more people. >> he told us -- >> we do not cut our military budget. cuts the president has his own military cheering section. >> i see those military families whether theiring are going to come back,. the end of the iraq war is down.g mitt romney dismisses a large group of the population, military. >> it does not seem to me that knows any of us. understands us or he gets us. the only time he does seem to make note of us is when he is about the 47%. somee for the argument -- them built right here in virginia. abc 7 is your vote 2012 station. the candidates are the first debate next week. look at their strengths and weaknesses. learning new details about the colorado movie theater shooting suspect. the judge has released several new court documents. holmes ors say professor.a he faces 152 charges, including 12 murder charges. witnesses in those -- and those injured might be allowed to visit s
. >>> tonight on "world news." war and peace. the president and governor romney face off about how to stop a nuclear iran. anthis just in, barbara walters on what president and mrs. obama just said to her about life after the white house. >>> a new hope for breast cancer. is this mysterious clue the answer for tens of thousands of women? >>> the kennedy tapes. tonight, hidden tape recordings of a fully human president, angry, probing, a little girl under his desk now all grown up telling you the biggest thing she learned about her father. and abc news exclusive. and family reunion, everyone who thought they were stealing the show at the emmys last night. are under from our tiny gladiator family today. she shows you what she's really like. >>> good evening. as we come on the air, president obama and republican presidential candidate mitt romney are in a duel over war and peace. 43 days before "your voice, your vote" the question is this, how does the united states stop iran from getting a nuclear weapon and taunting both of the candidates from the sidelines, the president of iran, m
weeks to election day. mitt romney and paul ryan teaming up in ohio for the start of a three-day bus tour. important political territory. voters in ohio could deter men who wins the november election. polls now show the president hold a slight lead. >>> president obama is right here in new york today where he will speak to the u.n. general assembly. yesterday, the president and first lady taped an interview which will air late tire day on "the view" and the interview comes 42 days before the election. barbara walters has a preview. >> governor romney on 60 minutes was asked, does he think it is fair that he pays a lower tax rate than somebody making $50,000 a year. he said yes. i think it is fair. and i also think that's the way you get economic growth. i have just got a different vision about how we grow an economy. i think, barbara, you grow an economy from the middle out, not from the top down. >> reporter: we asked the president and first lady about their future, win or lose, come election day. what are you going to do with the rest of your life? >> well, first things first. we d
of democracy in the muslim world. >>> the romney/ryan campaign will be crisscrossing ohio, a key battleground state where new polls show they're trailing president obama. they will focus on how they plan to handle the debt crisis, improve unemployment and cut spending if they're elected to office. meantime, ann romney doing her part as well appearing on the tonight show with jay leno where she reflected on the possibility of her husband becoming the first mormon at the white house. >> on a serious note, talk about the significance if he gets elected being the first mormon president. >> i love the fact that we have the first african-american president, that means to me, that we're leaving prejudices behind. i would hope that if mitt were elected we would see more of the same. >> she also talked about how much she and her husband love shopping at costco, saying she recently picked up an $18, three pack of kirkland dress shirts he wears "all the time." who doesn't love shopping at costco? you need two things and get a cartful. >> the romneys at costco, indeed. her first time being on the late ni
morning, george. mitt romney and paul ryan will be kicking off a bus tour in ohio, to regain momentum in a state where they're trailing. but president obama will be at the united nations, telling the assembly of leaders that the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. a senior administration official tells abc news this morning in new york city, in front of the united nations, president obama will reiterate the u.s. commitment to preventing iran from iracquiring a nuclear weap. and the u.s. will not shrink to justice, those who harm americans. sensing an opening, mtitt romne has been assailing the president for calling the situation bumps in the road. >> we had an ambassador assassinated. and iran is that much closer to building a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: the white house says the president was referring broadly to transformations in the region. >> there's a rather desperate attempt to grasp at words and phrases here, to find political advantage. and in this case, that's profoundly offensive. >> reporter: the romney campaign is also posti
to get folks back to work and... make the middle class secure again. now, governor romney believes that with even bigger... tax cuts for the wealthy, and fewer regulations... on wall street, all of us will prosper. in other words, he'd double down on the same trickle-down... policies that led to the crisis in the first place. so what's my plan? first, we create a million new manufacturing jobs... and help businesses double their exports... give tax breaks to companies that... invest in america, not that ship jobs overseas. second, we cut our oil imports in half and produce more... american-made energy. oil, clean coal, natural gas... and new resources like wind, solar, and biofuels. all while doubling the fuel efficiency of carsrs and trucks. third, we ensure that we mainintain the best workforce... inin the world by preparing a hundred thousand additional... math and science teachers; training two million... americans with the job skills they need at our community... colleges; cutting the growth of tuition in half and... expanding student aid so more americans c
know folks in the media are speculating who is going to have the best zinger. governor romney, he's a great debater. >> reporter: the with the razor-thin lead among voters, when voters are asked who they expect to win, 63% of voters told us they think the president will win in november. as for the all important debate, 56% said they expect the president to win. both campaigns deep into it, both trying to lower expectations. with one noted exception, republican chris christie telling george, expect a difference race. >> when we get to thursday morning, george, you'll be shaking your head saying it's a brand new race. >> reporter: and christi's response -- >> stop lying. he's saying that the wealthy will pay just as much. >> reporter: he will lower tax rates across the board but lower common deductions, too. with the new poll showing the majority expecting the president to win the debate, the president's focus will be to avoid unforced errors. like president bush checking his watch. and then taking that awkward step towards george w. bush. >> so many believe that al gore had invaded
issues wednesday night in denver. along with debate prep, president obama and challenger mitt romney are both in full-out campaign mode. abc's karen travers looks at the candidates, crisscrossing on the trail. >> reporter: good morning, john. good morning, sunny. we are going to be seeing a lot of this over the next 5 1/2 weeks. on wednesday it was ohio. yesterday it was virginia where both president obama and mitt romney were campaigning for votes. president obama stumped for votes in virginia beach. an area with a large military population. >> it's time for a new economic patriotism. an economic patriotism rooted in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle-class. >> reporter: while mitt romney reached out to veterans in the critical northern virginia suburbs. >> we will make sure and restore our economy and put people back to work, get rising take home pay again. we are going to make sure we have a military that is second to none. i will do those things. >> reporter: right now the president has the edge in the key battleground states include vag
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